3 Discuss Expectations of Tutors

When a student comes to the Learning Centre to work with a Tutor, they are expecting that not only will the Tutor assist them as they learn the materials in the course, but also that they will have a respectful and positive interaction with the Tutor.

There are many qualities that make a good tutor, including:

  • Their experience with the subject material. This competence assists the tutee to be more confident in the tutor and their assistance.
  • Their enthusiasm for the subject and for helping other to learn that subject.
  • Their ability to listen carefully and craft the tutoring session to meet the tutee needs.

Goals Exercise:

Watch one of the following videos:

  1. Three qualities that make a Good Tutor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdcuDUFrl5I
  2. How to be a great tutor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4uDmaSrkAY
  3. Do’s & Don’ts of Peer Tutoring: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvQ982Cw4uw
  4. Best practices of Highly Effective tutors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsbqtMOAgg8
  5. When tutor ethics go wrong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7ow4yz3d-U

Think about the messages from the video(s) and the Goals of Tutoring and then list at least five (or more) ways that you want to be a good tutor.


In what ways would you use these qualities?


Should there be other ones on this list?


As a student, what would you expect from your tutor?


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